Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Ducati has released finer details and some gorgeous imagery of the 1199 Superleggera. The super-Gucci Panigale is set to brag the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle, thanks to a concoction of magnesium, carbon and titanium trickery. A carbon fibre subframe and bodywork, and an Ergal rear sprocket also add to the diet.

Chassis-wise, the magnesium monocoque base remains, with the addition of Öhlins FL916 front suspension and a TTX36 shock, and some Brembo M50 Monoblocs. The already banzai 1199 Superquadro motor gets titanium con-rods and inlet valves, and two-ring pistons: a first for road-legal Ducatis. The result is a claimed 200bhp. The race kit, which includes an Aka’ system, adds 5bhp and sheds another 2.5kg.


With only 500 being made they’re more than likely sold already. We can all dream, though. If you have to ask how much the Superleggera costs, you can’t afford it. But it should be around £54k.






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